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  1. Harold McGee’s ‘Keys To Good Cooking’ For Chefs

    His latest book, the Keys to Good Cooking, is a how-to guide for home chefs in which McGee, a food science expert, explains techniques for kicking recipes up a few notches. McGee details why people perceive flavors differently, offers his thoughts on seasonings and explains why searing meat doesn’t seal in the juices.

    McGee joins Fresh Air’s Terry Gross to offer advice for harried home cooks wondering whether it’s safe to eat that shrimp in the back of the freezer (maybe) or whether it’s worth it to buy that fancy new appliance (also maybe).

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130697865

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  2. Matt Webb - Opening keynote: Escalante

    The long run to the turn of the millennium got us preoccupied with conclusions. The Internet is finally taken for granted. The iPhone is finally ubiquitous computing come true. Let’s think not of ends, but dawns: it’s not that we’re on the home straight of ubicomp, but the beginning of a century of smart matter. It’s not about fixing the Web, but making a springboard for new economies, new ways of creating, and new cultures.

    The 21st century is a participatory culture, not a consumerist one. What does it mean when small teams can be responsible for world-size effects, on the same playing field as major corporations and government? We can look at the Web - breaking down publishing and consuming from day zero - for where we might be heading in a world bigger than we can really see, and we can look at design - playful and rational all at once - to help us figure out what to do when we get there.

    http://www.webdirections.org/resources/matt-webb-opening-keynote-escalante/

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  3. Think You Know ‘How To Write A Sentence’? : NPR

    Most people know a good sentence when they read one, but New York Times columnist Stanley Fish says most of us don’t really know how to write them ourselves. His new book, How To Write A Sentence: And How To Read One, is part ode, part how-to guide to the art of the well-constructed sentence.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/01/25/133214521/stanley-fish-demystifies-how-to-write-a-sentence

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  4. Eric Rodenbeck — Information visualization as a medium | Web Directions

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  5. Jeff Croft — Elegant web typography | Web Directions

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  6. Relly Annett-​​Baker — All the small things

    Microcopy is the ninja of online con tent. Fast, furi ous and deadly, it has the power to make or break your online busi ness, to kill or stay your foes. It’s a sen tence, a con fir­ma tion, a few words. One word, even. It isn’t big or flashy. It doesn’t leave a call ing card. If it does its job your cus tomer may never notice it was there.

    http://www.webdirections.org/resources/relly-annett-baker-all-the-small-things/

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  7. Mark Boulton — Designing grid systems

    Grid systems have been used in print design, architecture and interior design for generations. Now, on the web, the same rules of grid system composition and usage no longer apply. Content is viewed in many ways; from RSS feeds to email. Content is viewed on many devices; from mobile phones to laptops. Users can manipulate the browser, they can remove content, resize the canvas, resize the typefaces. A designer is no longer in control of this presentation. So where do grid systems fit in to all that?

    http://www.webdirections.org/resources/mark-boulton-designing-grid-systems/

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  8. James Bridle — Wrangling Time: The Form and Future of the Book

    The internet has been around long enough now that it has a proper history, and it has started to produce media and artefacts that live in and comment on that history. James will be talking about his work with writing, books and wikipedia that hopes to explain and illuminate this temporal depth.

    James Bridle is a publisher, writer and artist based in London, UK. He founded the print-on-demand classics press Bookkake and the e-book-only imprint Artists’ eBooks, and created Bkkeepr, a tool for tracking reading and sharing bookmarks, and Quietube, an accidental anti-censorship proxy for the Middle East. He makes things with words, books and the internet, and writes about what he does at booktwo.org.

    http://www.webdirections.org/resources/james-bridle-wrangling-time-the-form-and-future-of-the-book/

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  9. Simon Pascal Klein — Setting standards-​​friendly web type

    Web typog ra phy has in the past two years seen a resur gence in inter est and many would agree only rightly so, with most of the con tent on the web still tex tual. However the range of tech ni cal options avail able for set ting type on the web is quite broad—not to men tion the range of styl is tic choices available—and often con fus ing. This ses sion aims to demys tify the cur rent tech niques avail able to set type on the web by com par­ing and con trast ing the var i ous options at hand while offer ing a set of good defaults and safe advice for not only mak ing it acces si ble but also plea sur able to read.

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  10. Andy Clarke @ Web Directions 2010

    Hard Boiled Web Design

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